Mark Wendell Wilson

Left and Center: Mark circa, 1967

Right: Age Progressed to age 59

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: November 4, 1967

Missing From: Quincy, Plumas County, California

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: October 4, 1954

Age: 13 years old

Height and Weight: 5’2″ and 110 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Blonde hair, Blue eyes, Mark has a slight dimple on his earlobe and was known to wear a dental retainer at the time of his 1967 disappearance, Mark May have been dyslexic, he might use the nickname “Wilson”

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white nylon windbreaker jacket, a dark colored sweatshirt, dark colored jeans, and a pair of sneakers

NCMEC Number: 903108

Details of Disappearance

Mark was last seen in Quincy, California on November 4th 1967. He had plans of going to see a Matinee show in the area. He asked his mother for money from his small savings account but she told him no. He only took a small amount of cash with him at the time of his disappearance. He told his parents he was going to hitchhike to get there. He never came back home and hasn’t been seen since.

Investigators have stated he is missing under unclear circumstances and don’t even know if he met with foul play or not. There were rumors that Mark died and that his body ended up in the bottom of a well on a property in Meadow Valley. Mark lived in Meadow Valley with his family at the time of his disappearance.

Investigators brought three cadaver dogs to the property and they all detected the scent of human remains at the old well. Samples from the well were taken to see if Marks DNA was in it. The testing came back inconclusive which meant there was no testable DNA evidence in the samples they collected. It’s unclear if anything else has come of this lead or rumor but Marks body has not been found.

At the time of his disappearance, Mark was described as having a pleasant personality and was easy going with a good sense of humor. He was even put down as a possible patrol in a Boy Scouts patrol group around the time of his disappearance. He’s also described as being shy and was reportedly having trouble with his school work. This may have been due to possible dyslexia. He also didn’t appear to show any interest in the protests and politics that occurred in the time period he went missing.

Mark was in the 8th grade at the time and was interested in bikes at the time of his disappearance. He had a 3 speed stingray in 1967 but always wanted a 10 speed. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Plumas County Sheriffs Office 530-283-6300

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network



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